How to apply for an on-campus student employment position

To apply for an on-campus student employment position, follow the procedures outlined below:

The student employment program is posting all on-campus positions through our online job database, Cardinal Career Network , . This means that if you are interested in any on-campus positions, you will need to apply to them through this system. Full job descriptions are available on the Cardinal Career Network. Please be sure to carefully READ each job description as the positions have different needs in terms of work study status or working shift hours.

To apply:

  • Log into Cardinal Career Network
  • Enter your SVSU username and password to access the database
  • Upload your resume under "Documents" ( Paper student employment applications no longer used )
  • Under the "Employment Opportunities" tab, select "Cardinal Job Postings", under the "Position Type" field choose "On-Campus Student Employment"
  • Apply to those positions that you qualify for

If you have questions regarding the Federal or Saginaw Valley Work Study program, please refer to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in Wickes Hall or for additional information.

You will be in direct competition with other qualified applicants for these positions as if you were in the professional work force. It is highly recommended that you spend some time to develop your professional documents and interviewing skills using the "Online Tutorials" link available at

There are also workshops throughout the semester to assist you in preparing these documents. A schedule is available at under the "Workshops" heading on the main page